Purge Day 12: Medications

October 12, 2014


Day 12 Purge via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Today we are purging our expired medications.  When was the last time you checked the dates?  Do you have everything organized together, so you can easily find a medication if you need it?  Lets get this area of our homes purged and organized.  If today is your day of rest, plan on beginning first thing tomorrow morning.  Have a great day!


Day 12 Purging Medications via A Bowl Full of Lemons


 Purge Day 12:  Medications

Task:  Gather up all medications (over the counter & prescription) in your home.  Place them on the kitchen table, where you have room to sort.  Look at the expiration dates & purge all expired meds.  Also, purge any medications that you no longer use (leftover antibiotics, etc).  To learn how to properly dispose of medications, click here.

Organizing Tips:  Sort all medications into categories.  Then place into baskets/bins & label the front of each bin with the proper category. Here are the categories I suggest.

  • Eyes, ears, nose, throat
  • Childrens Medications
  • First Aid & Wound Management
  • Fever & Pain
  • Splints & Wraps
  • Bowels & Belly
  • Allergy & Bites

I reorganized my medicine storage after the purge.  You can find my old system in this post.  I keep our medications in the spice cabinet now. Its organized into 4 boxes:  2 medications boxes, one medical box (for thermometers, splints, etc) and one first aid box for cuts and bruises.  I also keep a box of bandaids available for my kids to grab if needed.  I have more medication in my emergency kit & some upstairs in the master bathroom (although I don’t recommend storing it in a bathroom).
Purging Medicine via A Bowl Full of Lemons 31 Day Purge Series
Purging Medicine via A Bowl Full of Lemons 31 Day Purge Series

Emergency First Aid Kit:  It’s vital to have an emergency first aid kit in your home.  Here are my step by step instructions on how to set one up. If you have the time to put one together, this is an important part of organizing your home.


How to create the perfect first aid kit via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Health & Wellness Printable Kit:  Finally, Keep track of your prescriptions, medications & dosages with my “Health & Wellness Kit”.  Its perfect for your home management binder.

Health & Wellness Kit

If you are new to the purge, start at the beginning HERE. Don’t forget to share your purge pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #abfol31daypurge. I’ll see you back here tomorrow for another task.




7 comments on “Purge Day 12: Medications

  1. Lisa (mom of 5) says:

    Hi Toni I see that you have spices in your cupboard and was wondering if you still use the Libbey glass spice jars in your drawer that I have seen on previous posts? If not why did you switch? I wanted to put mine in those jars (I believe they were 4 1/2 oz jars correct me if I’m wrong) but thought I’d ask someone that has had it both ways which way works better before ordering them. I wish they had a shaker top but I figured the ones I shake(not many) I’d leave in the original container. Looking forward to hearing your reply.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Lisa, Toni is always trying new ways to organize. The jars work great but she wanted to try something different to see if it’s a better fit for her lifestyle and home.

  2. Cathy Rogers says:

    Toni, can you tell me your thoughts on the N95 face mask you included in your emergency preparedness kit please? There are many different thoughts as to whether this is a valuable item or not. Thanks!

    • John says:

      I know as a nurse, I had to have one just in case… so I have one just in case. 😉 I figure its better than nothing.

  3. Belinda says:

    Toni, where did you purchase the containers you used for your meds?

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